(Of a person) without a home, and therefore typically living on the streets: the plight of young homeless people (as plural noun the homeless) charities for the homeless
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- Throughout the area, we will seek to bring homeless people off the streets and into our centres.
- How many times have you been asked in the street for some money from a seemingly homeless person or a beggar?
- A homeless woman is back on the streets again after being evicted from a telephone box.
destitute, down and out, derelict, itinerant
British informal dossing
formal of no fixed abode
homeless people, vagrants, down-and-outs, tramps, beggars, vagabonds, itinerants, transients, migrants, derelicts, drifters, beachcombers;
North American hobos;
informal bag ladies
British informal dossers
Australian/New Zealand informal derros
South African informal outies
formal people of no fixed abode
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- But there is no doubt that the measures to reduce homelessness are working.
- As a result of losing income support, he also lost housing benefit and now faced homelessness and destitution.
- Thirty years of homelessness give him a unique view of politics.